Now the actor has convinced producers across the border of his talent and will be giving Indian audiences a taste of what he showed us in his debut film, Na Maloom Afraad.
Speaking to Dawn.com, Fahad revealed that he'll soon be heading to India for his Bollywood debut: “I am currently working on Mah-e-Meer and will be going to India for another film. It'll start shooting in the last quarter of this year, probably around September or October. I'll be releasing more details very soon,” he said.
The actor, who enjoys a huge fan following owing to his prolific TV career, will be seen playing the role of Urdu poet Meer Taqi Meer in Anjum Shehzad’s directorial debut.
I am not leaving drama industry for good
In the recent past there's been much speculation that Doosri Biwi would be Fahad's last drama. Fahad decided to clear the air:
“I fail to understand why people are bidding me farewell. Yes, I will not be doing dramas for a while but it’s not like I am leaving the industry for good! I don’t have any dramas lined up for at least a year but if something good comes my way, I won’t mind doing it,” he said, expressing his amusement at the hullabaloo.
|Fahad Mustafa played the role of a husband caught up between his two wives in 'Doosri Biwi'.— Courtesy photo|
“Let’s be realistic. I don’t want to be a drama actor for the rest of my life and I want to explore new avenues right now. But if nothing works out, then I will be acting in dramas too. I am producing some right now; I have only taken a break from acting in them,” he added.
The Mah of Mah-e-Meer will rise between two Eids
Following the buzz created by Mah-e-Meer’s trailer last year, Fahad’s fans have been anticipating the film’s release.
“We planned to release the film on Eid, but given that so many films are coming out, we decided to release it sometime between Eidul Fitr and Eidul Azha. We want all films to do well,” Fahad offered pragmatically.
He also mentioned that Mah-e-Meer has already been signed up for the film festival circuit; it will be presented in four international film festivals in Cannes, Toronto, Pune and Germany.
|Playing the role of a contemporary poet as well as that of Meer, Fahad reads from a collection.— Publicity photo|
The film, which boasts actors like Iman Ali, Sanam Saeed, Manzar Sehbai and Alyy Khan, is a fresh biographical take on Meer Taqi Meer and is penned by popular writer Sermad Sehbai.
Na Maloom Afraad, now in Germany
Speaking about the success of Na Maloom Afraad, which is still running in cinemas, Fahad mentioned that the film was screened at Indian Munster Film Festival held in Germany recently.
Na Maloom Afraad was not only well-received in Pakistan, but the film was also showcased in different international festivals including Toronto International Film Festival last year.